A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Mount Holyoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Mount Holyoke College

Cost

Net Price
$27,398/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,105/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,692/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,932/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,012/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,176/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,161Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • There is no one word
    35%
  • Friendly and accepting
    29%
  • Brilliant
    19%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    6%
  • Leaders
    6%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    43%
  • Empowering
    27%
  • All of the above
    13%
  • Changemaking
    10%
  • Inviting,
    7%

After Mount Holyoke College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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Mount Holyoke College Reviews

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Mount Holyoke College is the best decision I have ever made! There is a huge variety in terms of nightlife on campus and off. Whatever Mount Holyoke and South Hadley lack, the other college towns and schools make up for. The best professors you'll find. Great sense of community. Wonderful traditions. It feels like a summer camp with homework.
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Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college located in South Hadley, MA. Its student community is comprised of people from across the world and from all different backgrounds and identities. The thing they have in common is a striving for excellence and a pursuit for justice and ethical practices. The professors employed at MHC are incredibly qualified on the whole, and give ample instruction and direction to students. MHC is also a part of the 5-College Consortium, which allows students to take courses at the neighboring Smith College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
My experience at Mount Holyoke has in no way lived up to my expectations. Mount Holyoke is a great school for many people, but for a very specific type of person. I was excited for such a high degree of diversity, however, be warned that everyone at this school thinks/acts/feels very similarly. Yes, there is a lot of racial, ethnical, sexual, and gendered diversity but that does not mean that there is diversity of opinion/thought. There is a prominent movement for inclusion which is great but I find it to be an "up in your face" movement where students spend a whole lot of time pointing fingers and not enough time truly embracing their college experience. Also, the school is incredible about emphasizing self-care which is so important for college students. Yet, this movement eliminates opportunities to take risks, and this vibe is especially annoying in the athletic department as the sport that I am a member of is very recreational.